Supreme Court to decide Dasuki’s bail Jan 25
The Supreme Court has fixed January 25 for ruling on the appeal by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) challenging the disobedience to various orders of court for his bail.
A four member panel of justices led by Justice Datijo Mohammed yesterday ordered counsel to Dasuki, Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) to regularize and exchange processes in respect of the case.
Dasuki has been in the custody of the Department of the State Security (DSS), since 2015 despite orders for his bail by some high courts of the FCT, the Federal High Court and the ECOWAS Community Court.
Dasuki wants the apex court to compel the Federal Government to obey orders of three different courts or in the alternative, stop his trial at both the Federal High Court and the Federal Capital Territory High Courts, pending the time the prosecution will comply with the order to enable him prepare for his defence.
Dasuki was in December 2015 arraigned on a five counts charge of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering.
He is also facing trial for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds in other courts.